East Carolina 101, Milligan 45

Miguel Paul scored a career-high 19 points in East Carolina’s

101-45 rout of Milligan on Saturday night in the season opener for

East Carolina.

Paul, a 6-foot-3 transfer from Missouri, scored 12 of his 19

points in the second half and added seven assists and four steals

in his East Carolina debut. Paul didn’t miss a shot all night,

hitting all seven of his attempts from the field and two


Six different East Carolina players scored in double figures as

the Pirates shot 50 percent (35 of 70) from the field and an

impressive 61.9 percent (13 of 21) from 3-point range.

Maurice Kemp and Austin Steed both finished with double-doubles,

grabbing 11 rebounds each, to help East Carolina control the post

and outscore Milligan 34-14 in the paint.

Kyle Grisby scored 15 points for Milligan, but the Buffaloes

only shot 35.2 percent (19 of 54) from the field.